serendipity

His search for a sewage pipe, which began in 2000, became one family’s tale of obsession and discovery. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus: a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar. His trattoria instead became a museum, where relics still turn up today.

I really enjoyed this article, about an Italian man who started digging to fix a pipe, and ended up unearthing an amazing array of historical artifacts!

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